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Adobe Software for Windows - Work at Home

Adobe CC logoAdobe Creative Cloud Suite is a full set of professional tools for graphic design, image and video editing, effects creation, and Web development. Creative Cloud includes all-new versions of popular Adobe desktop applications with hundreds of new features.

NOTE: Adobe Creative Cloud software is available and does not include Adobe's cloud services.

For more information on Adobe products, visit the Adobe website.

Before You Begin

NOTE: The home use Adobe software license has the following restrictions:

  • The Adobe software may be installed on a personal computer if also installed on a Texas State computer.
  • The Adobe software may not be used at the same time on both computers (home and work).
  • The Adobe software, if also installed on a secondary personal computer, is to be used for Texas State university business purposes only.

See the sections 2.1.3 and 2.1.4 in the license agreement below.

If you have questions about these prerequisites, please contact your department's technical support person (TSP) or the IT Assistance Center (ITAC) before proceeding.

Adobe Software Download Options

Full Adobe CC Suite - You must have at least 30 GB of hard drive space available to install this software.

After Effects CC³ Flash Professional CC²
Audition CC² Illustrator CC
Bridge CC InDesign CC
DreamWeaver CC Lightroom 5.3
Edge Animate CC LiveCycle ES3
Extendscript Toolkit CC Media Encoder CC²
Extension Manager CC Photoshop CC¹
InCopy CC Prelude CC²
Fireworks CS6 Premiere Pro CC³
Flash Builder Premium SpeedGrade CC³

1 - Photoshop CC is available only as a stand-alone download.
2 - CC version available in Windows 64-bit only. CS6 version available for Windows 32-bit.
3 - Available in Windows 64-bit only.

The following are available as separate downloads and not included in the Adobe CC suite.

  • Acrobat XI Pro
  • Photoshop CC
  • Captivate 7
  • Lightroom 5.4
  • LiveCycle ES3

Installation Instructions

You must agree to comply with the Adobe Software License Agreement and the Texas State Software Code of Ethics as listed below:

Adobe Product License Agreements

Legal notice:
Adobe products are not sold; rather, copies of Adobe products, including Macromedia branded products, are licensed all the way through the distribution channel to the end user. UNLESS YOU HAVE ANOTHER AGREEMENT DIRECTLY WITH ADOBE THAT CONTROLS AND ALTERS YOUR USE OR DISTRIBUTION OF THE ADOBE PRODUCTS, THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF THE APPLICABLE LICENSE AGREEMENTS BELOW APPLY TO YOU. Please read the agreements applicable for the products you want to use. Some software is distributed together as a collection. Please be careful to read the agreement for the software you want to use.

Adobe CS6 EULA

Software Code of Ethics for Texas State University
Software will be used only in accordance with its license agreement. Unless otherwise provided in the license, any duplication of copyrighted software, except for backup and archival purposes, is a violation of copyright law. In addition to violating copyright law, unauthorized duplication of software is contrary to Texas State University-San Marcos's standards of conduct. The following points are to be followed to comply with software license agreements:
  1. All software is used in accordance with its license agreements.
  2. Licensed software will be provided to all users who need it per the Supported Desktop Software Initiative. No Texas State user may make any unauthorized copies of any software under any circumstances. Anyone found copying software other than for backup purposes is subject to disciplinary action.
  3. The use of any unauthorized copies of software in our organization will not be tolerated. Any person illegally reproducing software can be subject to civil and criminal penalties including fines and imprisonment. We do not condone illegal copying of software under any circumstances and anyone whom makes, uses, or otherwise acquires unauthorized software may be disciplined.
  4. No user may give software to any outsiders, including students, clients, customers, family or friends.
  5. Any user who determines that there may be a misuse of software within the organization will notify the Software Licensing Coordinator for Technology Resources or department head.
  6. All software used by the organization on organization-owned computers will be purchased through appropriate procedures.
  7. See also UPPS 01.04.27, Intellectual Property: Ownership and Use of Copyrighted Works for details on Texas State's policy.
  8. Texas State has entered into an Agreement with Adobe. This software is made available to you because of that Agreement.  The software install is intended for the sole use of the faculty and staff member at Texas State University.
I have read the software code of ethics for Texas State University. I am fully aware of the organization's software compliance policies and agree to abide by the policies. I understand that violation of any above policies may result in disciplinary sanctions.

Check the box below and select an installation to run.


I will comply with the Adobe Software License Agreement listed above.
I will comply with the Texas State Software Code of Ethics listed above. 
Select the Adobe software to install:
Acrobat XI Pro (32-bit and 64-bit) 501MB
Adobe LiveCycle Designer ES3 (32-bit and 64-bit) 178MB
Adobe CC Suite (32-bit) 7.5GB
Adobe Captivate 7 (32-bit) 1.3GB
Adobe Photoshop CC (32-bit) 1.2GB
Adobe Lightroom 5.4 (32-bit) 672MB
Adobe CC Suite (64-bit) 12.9GB
Adobe Captivate 7 (64-bit) 1.3GB
Adobe Photoshop CC (64-bit) 1.7GB
Adobe Lightroom 5.4 (64-bit) 716MB

Extra Step for the Lightroom Installation

If downloading Lightroom, see the article How to: Complete the Adobe Lightroom 5.4 installation process.

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Click to check whether your Windows computer is 32-bit or 64-bit

  1. Click on the Start button.
  2. Right click on Computer.
  3. Click Properties.
  4. Look in the System section. Next to System type, see if your computer is 32-bit or 64-bit.

Windows 7 System properties window

Installation instructions for the Full Adobe Creative Cloud Suite

After the download is complete, you will have an AdobeCC ZIP file (e.g., AdobeCC-64bit.zip) on your desktop.

  1. Right click on the AdobeCC ZIP file and select Extract All from the pop-up menu.
  2. Click the Extract button to extract to a folder with the same name as the ZIP file.
  3. Open the folder that the files were extracted to (e.g., AdobeCC-64bit).
  4. Open the AdobeCC folder.
  5. Double click on Install to begin the installation.

Note: When downloading the full Adobe CC Suite, you will need to have at least 30 GB of space on your computer. The download is a zip file and once unzipped will take up considerably more space. This is a very large software package, and installation of the full Adobe CC suite may take several hours to complete.